Reset User Passwords

During installation, the secrets used by the system for security are generated, which includes passwords for the root and readonly administration console users that you use to log into the Cloud UI. As part of our installation instructions, we recommend that you keep this information secure, but these passwords can also be reset later on.

The passwords for these users are stored in /mnt/data/elastic/bootstrap-state/bootstrap-secrets.json along with other secrets (unless you specified a different host storage path).

You might need to reset the Cloud UI passwords for one of the following reasons:

  • To change the passwords for the root and readonly users after installing Elastic Cloud Enterprise or periodically as part of your standard operating procedures.
  • To reset passwords if you think they might have become compromised.

To reset the password for the user root on the administration console based on the secrets in /mnt/data/elastic/bootstrap-state/bootstrap-secrets.json:

bash reset-adminconsole-password --user root

To reset the password for the root user if no secrets file exists:

bash reset-adminconsole-password

For additional usage examples, see reset-adminconsole-password Reference.